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Noon News: Employers' Facebook Password Requests Violating US Law?, Windows Phone Tango SDK, FTC Online Privacy Guidelines

With more and more employers demanding Facebook accounts, data and even password credentials during job seeking processes, two US senators demand an investigation by Eric Holder, America's Attorney General, on the matter. The pursue was started by Chuck Schumer, a Democratic senator of New York and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, when the two asked the American Department of Justice and the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to begin investigations by sending letters to the heads of those agencies.

Following Microsoft's official Tango unveiling in Beijing and Google's move on their Android developing package, Microsoft has now revealed a finalised Tango build of the Windows Phone SDK, version 7.1.1. Amongst the new features, developers can find hardware support for low-end handsets, an option that was preached months ago.

Paedophiles are using new methods to hide child abuse images in what look like legitimate web stores. This tactic is becoming more prevalent online, according to a report from the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) which was highlighted by the BBC.

Microsoft has quickly moved to quell a piece of bad PR, after a challenge to "smoke" Windows Phone went awry. Not to smoke a phone as in stick it in your mouth and light one end, we should clarify, but rather the challenge was to anyone with an other brand smartphone to beat a Windows Phone handset in a test of speed with basic tasks.

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released a set of proposals and guidelines for companies, organisations and policymakers concerning online privacy. The FTC advocates that the US Congress considers measures such as Do Not Track, general privacy, data security and breach notification legislation.